How I Plan Shop & Blog Content

How I Plan Shop & Blog Content

CONTENT PLANNING IN MY BULLET JOURNAL

I have made wonderful use of online programs like OneNote and Google Sheets to stay organized. I love using programs like these because I can sync the information across my devices. It takes out a lot of guess work and saves me paper, and hand cramps. But in the end, some of my most important resources are good ol’ fashioned pen and paper. So this post is a grand introduction to my content planning bullet journal style notebook, and a brief walkthrough of how I use it to stay on track.

This is my first year creating a content planner but becuase I started shutting down my shop in February, I will need to restart a few of my trackers this summer. I started the journal off with a slew of resources and guidelines. This was followed by more specific items I want to address, and then the steps to achieve the tasks I have planned for myself.

 

how i plan content in my bullet journal

how i plan content in my bullet journal

FUTURE LOG, GOALS, AND MILESTONES

The first few pages of the bullet journal are all to help hold myself accountable. It’s much easier to gauge my progress when I can see actual numbers to compare each month.

Milestones were something I started tracking because I thought it would be fun to look back on. Realistically though, they have motivated me to pay more attention to what I am doing, and the final product I put out into the world.

I put upcoming events in my future log and I use it pretty much as bullet journals intend. I list my overall goals for the year (or sometimes the next six months) upfront so that I can break them down and return to this page throughout the year. I find it most useful when I can see what sort of things are coming up in the following seasons so that I can plan my content out a quarter ahead.

 

how i plan content in my bullet journal

 

ABOUT & BRANDING

This section has been more helpful than expected. It was an insightful exercise to really write out the why for my shop. Having it towards the front of my notebook has kept me in check when I get off track.

On the branding side I listed favorite fonts, a color palette, and a few graphics I think speak to the overall look I want to project.

Up Next: How I Branded My Shop & Blog

 

how i plan content in my bullet journal

 

FORMATTED SETTINGS

Commonly used numbers and dimensions are hard to remember sometimes, so I thought it would be useful to list these in my bullet journal. I wrote out dimensions like the sizes of images for Pinterest, YouTube, or Etsy banners. This gets them out of my head but I like that they are always within reach. It’s been a great resource to have since I don’t need to Google these numbers over and over again.

CONTENT PLANNING

The rest of the notebook is just going to be used for content planning through the end of the year. I start of with a sort of dashboard for the quarter.

The left page lists my tasks to do each month of the quarter, quarter goals, and any holidays or special events. This information comes from my yearly goals and backlog. (I first heard the term backlog used by @plannedbyjysla and I love it, much more than brain dump.)

 

how i plan content in my bullet journal

 

The right page is a breakdown of the quarter so I leave a few blank lines for each month. I split the goals into tasks I can do in the corresponding months. Here I list whatever else I need to. There are little reminders and other items I may want to work ahead on. If I have an idea for a blog post I will scribble it down under the respective month so that I can come back to it then.

 

how i plan content in my bullet journal

 

The pages that follow are all pretty random from there. Most are extremely rough drafts of blog posts or video storylines I want to try out. I sketch out any illustrations I don’t want to forget as well. This unload section is just for me, but it’s basically where my ideas land before I move them to my iPad or computer to iron out (post on this coming soon) and bring to fruition.

Related: How to Write a Blog Post

That’s it for now. I hope seeing my content planning journal was helpful and gave some ideas and inspiration for getting your own business more organized.

DO YOU HAVE A PAPER PLANNER FOR YOUR BUSINESS? WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE IN IT?

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hi, i'm v.

about v

Sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I recently discovered bullet journaling, but have scrapbooked since grade school. I enjoy many aspects of papercrafting and share them here, along with any productivity tips I stumble across because ase I can tend to be a bit of an organization junkie as well.

You can contact me here.

what you can expect on the blog

  • papercrafting and journaling
  • intentional living and productivity
  • shop updates and behind the scenes
  • a personal post sprinkled here and there

fun facts

faq

What’s in your shop?

Stickers first and foremost. I started the shop after I realized I wasn't the only paper girl who was itching for simple stickers for women of color. You'll find digitally illustrated sticker sheets, die cut stickers, and printable/digital stickers. 

Limited-time products also include: magnets, bookmarks, post cards, and greeting cards. 


How’d you get started?

I started the blog almost five years ago as an outlet for myself, but it quickly transitioned into being just about my hobbies: travel, taking photos, and scrapbooking.

Through my blogging journey I discovered bullet journaling and my scrapbooking passions were re-ignited. I began sharing my journey with these and quickly saw a need for the stickers I was already making for myself. I gave myself six months to open up a shop, and half way through my time frame we lived through a pandemic. During my time at home I now had NO MORE excuses, so I opened up my shop!


Why the name Love Becomes Her?

I started the blog on Halloween night and one of my favorite movies (Death Becomes Her) was on. I was a major cynic back in the day but I felt that the name suited the blog because at the time so many of my blog posts were around my long-distance relationship with my now-husband. I always assumed I'd change the name later, but I think I just love it too much. It reminds me of how far I have come with learning love

 

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P.O. Box 621 Kaneohe, HI 96744